Still Mesmerized by WMDs

In the aftermath of 9/11, the Bush administration raised the specter of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) – nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons – as the gravest threat to America. In his “axis of evil” State of the Union Address in January 2002, President Bush said: “States like these [North Korea, Iraq, and Iran], and … Continue reading “Still Mesmerized by WMDs”

Colin Powell: No Good Samaritan

Watching retired Gen. Colin Powell cite Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan during Sunday’s Memorial Day ceremonies on the Mall in Washington, it struck me that Powell was giving hypocrisy a bad name. Those familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan and the underreported behavior of Gen. Powell, resurgent star of the Fawning Corporate … Continue reading “Colin Powell: No Good Samaritan”